Tātarāmoa has been used historically as a treatment for sore throats, chest complaints, vomiting, stomach ache, abdominal pains, diarrhoea and dysentery.
It has an affinity with the female hormonal system being useful for dysmenorrhoea (painful menstruation), to bring on the menses and help dispel the whenua (placenta).
Traditionally vapour baths and hot stones from fires made with tātarāmoa vines were used after delivery.
It's wonderful to calm an agitated nervous system, bringing calm and relaxation.
As part of a self-care regime making a nightly brew taken just before bed will often bring much-needed sleep, and for those who suffer from anticipation anxiety preventing sleep.
It helps to take it just as you are laying down to sleep as it brings a wonderful sense of relaxation and calm to the mind and the body soon follows suit.
Tinctures are a liquid extract made by steeping fresh organic herbs in alcohol. Tinctures are the most concentrated form of herbal medicine and if taking internally (consult a herbalist) are best taken under the tongue where they directly enter the blood stream. They are very strong and may be taken diluted in water, juice or tea.
Dilute in water to the ratio of 2.5 ml of tincture to 1/2 cup of water.
Ingredients: organically grown, sustainably harvested,Tātarāmoa (bush lawyer), Kerikeri-made grain alcohol.